Re: Sound bites bite back
"Severity of injuries"
You may well injure yourself but some times the severity of it depends on quick access to medical professionals and equipment. A cut may not be severe but if it leads to a large blood loss then it becomes severe. A broken bone may not be severe but if it obstructs your blood flow for a long time then it is.
Rapid medical assessment, treatment and extraction often reduces the severity or even the fatality of an injury.